Muscle knots, or ‘myofascial trigger points’, are painful, lumpy regions of tense muscle.
Hot pads, cold pads, stretching, massage and acupuncture are all suggested as possible ways to manage the pain, but there isn’t much evidence for a permanent cure.
How do you get rid of muscle knots?
- Rest. Allow your body to rest if you have muscle knots.
- Stretch. Gentle stretching that elongates your muscles can help you to release tension in your body.
- Exercise. Aerobic exercise may help to relieve muscle knots.
- Hot and cold therapy.
- Use a muscle rub.
- Trigger point pressure release.
- Physical therapy.
Are muscle knots bad?
The various muscle fibers start to stick to each other and become adhered. This new hard and lumpy feeling is a muscle ‘knot’. Muscle ‘knots’ are incredibly common but common doesn’t mean they are normal or harmless. It’s not all bad news and there are a lot of things you can do to treat and prevent muscle knots.
Why do I keep getting muscle knots?
Common causes of muscle knots include: stress and tension. injuries related to lifting and repetitive motion. poor posture.
How do you get rid of knots in your neck?
De-stress your muscle
- Rub it out. Massage the trigger point and try to loosen up those taught muscle fibers.
- Soothe the hurt. Anti-inflammatories can help wipe out muscle pain.
- Find the root. Try to identify what’s “stressing out” your muscle.
- Get moving.